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Diane Russo, OD, MPH, FAAO

Diane Russo, OD, MPH, FAAO

Associate Professor of Optometry, Primary Care; Attending Optometrist

Dr. Russo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Primary Care at New England College of Optometry (NECO) where she is Instructor of Record for Vision Health Care and teaches in the following courses: Ocular Disease Principles II, Advanced Diagnostic Techniques I and II, and Clinical Reasoning 2 and 3. Dr. Russo is also an Attending Optometrist at Codman Square Health Center where she precepts second, third, and fourth year students.  

Dr. Russo received her BS from Quinnipiac University in 2006 and matriculated from SUNY State College of Optometry in 2010. After graduation, she completed a residency in Primary Care and Low Vision at the West Haven VA Medical Center. She most recently completed her MPH degree from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in 2017. In 2010, she was named one of Vision Monday’s Most Influential Women in Optical and received the Morton L. Kimmelman Award for Student Leadership in Organized Optometry.  

Dr. Russo has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry since 2012. She is also an active member of the American Optometric Association and Massachusetts Society of Optometrists, serving on the Health Promotions Committee and the Legislative Action Committee. Her research interests include access to eye care for vulnerable populations, vision insurance utilization, and optometric education.